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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang



Speed: 110 bpm

The DJ's Take: Song #7 in our edition 57 mix (20:06):



Another example of how sampling can expose the youth to the classics - I discovered this one back in college during an mp3 deep dive / procrastination session (pre-streaming, sometime ~2000). Dug up the somewhat obscure Jermaine Dupri & Snoop Dogg single We Just Wanna Party With You. Went down the rabbit hole and found out this was where the beat came from - mind blown.

Best suited for a cruise ship dance party for Boomers, but put it in the right spot and you could transcend the generation gap. Easy to mix and a seamless fit in between Rapper's Delight and Hot in Herre.

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